Champion Spotlight

Jhin Champion Spotlight08:28

Jhin Champion Spotlight

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Blade item Health Potion item Warding Totem item
Early B. F. Sword item Zeal item Boots of Speed item
Essential Infinity Edge item Boots of Swiftness item
Offensive Rapid Firecannon item The Bloodthirster item Essence Reaver item
Situational Lord Dominik's Regards item Youmuu's Ghostblade item Maw of Malmortius item Mercurial Scimitar item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Wrath item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran's Blade item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item2
Early Boots of Speed item B. F. Sword item Zeal item
Essential Boots of Swiftness item Infinity Edge item Rapid Firecannon item
Offensive Essence Reaver item The Bloodthirster item
Situational Lord Dominik's Regards item Maw of Malmortius item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Wrath item
Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Guardian's Hammer item Health Potion item2
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Infinity Edge item Rapid Firecannon item
Offensive The Bloodthirster item Essence Reaver item Lord Dominik's Regards item
Defensive Mercurial Scimitar item Maw of Malmortius item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Oracle's Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Wrath item


Playing As Jhin Jhin
  • Deadly Flourish.png Deadly Flourish has incredible range. When approaching a fight be sure to look ahead for enemies that could be Caught Out rooted.
  • Your Curtain Call.png ultimate deals significantly less damage to enemies with full health. Look to pick off weakened targets as they run away.
  • You can still cast your spells while Whisper.png reloading. Use them to fill the downtime.
Playing Against Jhin Jhin
  • Deadly Flourish.png Deadly Flourish only Caught Out roots those hit by one of Jhin's basic attacks, Captive Audience.png traps, or allies within the last 4 seconds.
  • Jhin places Captive Audience.png invisible traps around the map. Watch where you step!
  • Jhin's attacks are quite potent, but he runs out of ammo after Whisper.png the 4th shot. Use this window to jump him and burst him down.


Ability Usage
  • Try to always have a Captive Audience.png Lotus Trap in the river so you know when you are getting ganked.
  • Wards and vision are very important when playing Jhin Jhin. His lack of mobility leaves him extremely vulnerable to ganks and melee fights, making it vital to avoid these situations.
  • Try to use your Curtain Call.png Curtain Call only when you are not at risk of being CCed.
  • Captive Audience.png Captive Audience traps are able to overlap, being triggered simultaneously when stepped on and each dealing full damage all at once. Deadly Flourish.png Deadly Flourish can root enemies on top of the activated traps so they can't escape the damage zone. However, choosing to stack Captive Audience.png Captive Audience traps for the potential burst will mean that you can't use them as wards or to slow chasing enemies.
  • You can harass by getting two enemy caster minions low on HP, then using Dancing Grenade.png Dancing Grenade on them if an enemy gets close. The Dancing Grenade.png Dancing Grenade will kill the two minions that are low and have enough damage to kill the third caster minion with the next bounce, and finally bounce on the champion to deal significant damage. This technique is effective for two reasons:
    1. The enemy will probably not expect you to use Dancing Grenade.png Dancing Grenade when only two of the minions are low. With enough AD, you won't even need both minions to be low. As long as you can deal enough damage to kill the first two minions, the third will die from the twice-boosted damage.
    2. Like all bouncing abilities, Dancing Grenade.png Dancing Grenade takes less time to travel from target to target the closer they are to one-another. Also, Dancing Grenade.png Dancing Grenade is the only bouncing ability that visually arcs upwards between targets (in contrast with other similar abilities that travel in a straight line between them) thus making it harder to keep track of. These two things combined trick the enemy into thinking they're safe because the grenade moves in a high, slow arc from your hand to the first minion. Then it makes three fast, low bounces and suddenly jumps onto the enemy.
  • Using Curtain Call.png Curtain Call from far enough in lane enables it to cover the entire width of the lane, denying your victims the option of exiting its AoE.
  • Deadly Flourish.png Deadly Flourish has an instant or near-instant travel time, so you only need to account for its cast time when aiming.
  • Jhin Jhin is hindered by his mediocre attack range and low attack speed, so he can easily be bullied by faster high-burst enemies. However, Jhin Jhin can hold onto his empowered fourth shot for some time. Use that to your advantage as enemies will stay back when they see that it's available. Last hit with your abilities, which will reset Whisper.png Whisper's buff duration to keep enemies at bay for as long as possible and to stave off the reload time until you are safer, since reloading makes you vulnerable.
  • Jhin Jhin will also reload his shots while you use abilities. You can deal damage more efficiently by saving up your abilities for this short period of time instead of waiting for him to reload.
Mastery Usage
  • Jhin Jhin's ability to obtain very high bonus AD makes Deathfire Touch mastery 2016.png Deathfire Touch a viable option for him, as this mastery has a sizeable bonus AD scaling and it also provides extra damage while reloading. To boot, all four of Jhin Jhin's abilities can proc it.
  • Jhin Jhin's high potential attack damage also makes Warlord's Bloodlust mastery 2016.png Warlord's Bloodlust an attractive choice. Jhin Jhin's tendency to build at least one item with the Kircheis Shard item.png Energized passive provides further synergy, allowing Jhin Jhin to periodically heal and deal extra damage on a single attack. The healing from Warlord's Bloodlust mastery 2016.png Warlord's Bloodlust is additionally increased on a Critical strike icon critical strike, and this extra healing scales with additional critical damage, which is given by the passive of Infinity Edge item.png Infinity EdgeWarlord's Bloodlust mastery 2016.png Warlord's Bloodlust is therefore an excellent choice if you want to increase your survivability, though you will lose the kill-securing power granted by Deathfire Touch mastery 2016.png Deathfire Touch.
Item Usage
  • Statikk Shiv item.png Statikk Shiv is recommended to assist in Jhin's below-average wave-clear. It will allow him to save ammo and mana when clearing a wave.
  • Rapid Firecannon item.png Rapid Firecannon will help to assist his below-average turret sieging. It also provides a method of delivering a long-range, energized Final Shot crit for massive damage.
  • Infinity Edge item.png Infinity Edge will empower the Final Shot as well as any regular auto-attacks which may crit. However, the critical strike bonus damage is reduced. Infinity Edge item.png Infinity Edge will also function with the Final Shot of Curtain Call.png Curtain Call for the normal 250% bonus damage.
  • Try to dodge Deadly Flourish.png Deadly Flourish when in a Captive Audience.png Lotus Trap or you'll be rooted in the damaging zone. Fast champions should always try to trigger Captive Audience.png Lotus Traps because they can run straight through the trap before it detonates.
  • Try to fight Jhin Jhin head-on when you're playing a champion who fares well in close-range or quick-paced combat. Jhin Jhin has little means to kite or to quickly burst without his fourth shot up, so if you can get in his face while he's reloading or on his first or second shot, you'll win the duel.
    • Even if you aren't good at melee or burst, it's always important to pay attention to his passive. The best time to go in on Jhin Jhin is when he's reloading, because he can't attack for a short time, and then needs 3 more slow attacks to ready his empowered crit. However, if Jhin Jhin is nearing his final bullet, you should disengage quickly or he can deal sudden, massive damage.
  • As against all champions who utilize bouncing projectiles, don't stand too near to allied minions or champions. When facing Jhin Jhin, this is especially important when allies are low on health, because a Dancing Grenade.png Dancing Grenade will deal extra damage if it bounces to you after killing them.
  • Deadly Flourish.png Deadly Flourish is a very narrow skillshot that can and should be dodged easily. Though its damage is low, it can still root you, plus being even a little lacking in health against Jhin Jhin is dangerous because of his high-damage executes.
  • A tanky champion should always lead an advance towards Jhin Jhin, as they can block Deadly Flourish.png Deadly Flourish and all shots from Curtain Call.png Curtain Call, plus trigger any Captive Audience.png Lotus Traps without taking nearly as much damage as a squishy.
    • Braum Braum is considered to be a strong pick against Jhin Jhin. First off, Jhin Jhin's below average mobility will give him a hard time avoiding Concussive Blows.png Concussive Blows from getting proceed onto him by him and his teammates, as well as getting marked by it. This is especially difficult if Braum Braum has an ally who can proc his passive quickly, such as Lucian Lucian or Caitlyn Caitlyn. Second off, The majority of Jhin's damage output will be blocked by not only Unbreakable.png Unbreakable but even by Braum Braum himself. This is because of building health on Braum is a common and good thing to do, making it even harder for Jhin Jhin to attempt to execute him. Third off, if Braum Braum happens to be close to a triggered Captive Audience.png Lotus Trap, he can simply use Stand Behind Me.png Stand Behind Me to quickly leap to any of his allies including minions, thus allowing him to deny Jhin Jhin lane control as well as making it safer for his own jungler to gank the lane that Jhin Jhin is on.
  • Curtain Call.png Curtain Call deals increasing damage the lower its target is. These are especially important to dodge if you aren't at full health, and if a shot needs to be blocked, they highest health ally should do it, even if they aren't a tank. The final shot of Curtain Call.png Curtain Call deals at least double the damage of the other shots, so if you aren't near full health, you should make sure to dodge this no matter what.
    • Jhin Jhin's fourth shot from both Curtain Call.png Curtain Call and Whisper.png Whisper deal very high execute damage, so be wary of these if you're only missing a little bit of health. Always keep track of which bullet he's on from either ability.